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Virat Kohli will remain in his original No.3 place in the team: Wasim Jaffer | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer feels that one could not write off a guy like talismanic batter Virat Kohli, who possesses an incredible strike rate and average in T20 cricket. Jaffer also believes that when Virat returns to his form, it will be even greater than what it was before he experienced the current dip. Kohli has been in a prolonged lean patch and hasn't scored an international century since November 2019. In the tour of England, Kohli couldn't score a half-century and is not a part of the ongoing white-ball trip to the Caribbean as well as for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. "Virat will remain in his original No. 3 place in the team. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma should open, and other players like Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, and Ishan Kishan can contribute ...
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2nd T20I: Buoyant India look to continue winning run against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

BASSETERRE: Rohit Sharma's buoyant India will look to continue the winning run and extend their domination over the West Indies when they clash in the second T20 International here on Monday. The visitors are coming off a comprehensive victory in the opener of the five-match series. What separated the two teams in the first match was not only its all-round performance but also smart captaincy by Rohit who fielded his three spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi. Another victory would only boost India's confidence further as they look to gain momentum ahead of the marquee T20 World Cup later this year. If it was Rishabh Pant who walked out an opener in the T20Is against England with Rohit, the first game against the West Indies saw Suryakumar Yadav filling that ro...
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KL Rahul to miss Zimbabwe tour due to delayed recovery | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior opener KL Rahul has been left out of the India squad which will travel to Zimbabwe for an ODI series next month after aggravating his hamstring injury, a development which could potentially jeopardise his T20 World Cup chances. It is understood that Rahul hasn't yet recovered despite undergoing a successful sports hernia surgery for lower abdominal injury. His hamstring also remains sore. India will play 3 ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22. "I wanted to clarify a couple of things about my health and fitness. My surgery in June was successful and I had begun my training with hope of returning to national duty for the tour of West Indies. Unfortunately as I was returning to full fitness, I tested positive for Covid 19," he tweeted. ⏳💙🇮🇳🙏🏽 https://t.co/2ULENT5Puk— ...
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India vs Zimbabwe: KL Rahul injured again, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar make comeback to ODI fold | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior opener KL Rahul has been left out of the India squad which will travel to Zimbabwe for an ODI series next month after aggravating his hamstring injury, a development which could potentially jeopardise his T20 World Cup chances. India will play 3 ODIs in Zimbabwe on August 18, 20 and 22. Off-spinner Washington Sundar, who has made a stellar start to his English county career with Lancashire is back in the squad along with seamer Deepak Chahar after successful completion of his rehabilitation following hamstring and back injuries. Chahar has not played competitive cricket for five months now and also missed the 2022 IPL season. "KL Rahul has recovered from COVID-19 but his hamstring injury seems to have resurfaced. He was supposed to be picked for Zimbabwe but now one ca...
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Dinesh Karthik says enjoying finisher’s role after India win v Windies

India’s Dinesh Karthik is enjoying the finisher’s role, the 37-year-old said, after his breezy cameo helped secure his side’s 68-victory against West Indies in the first Twenty20 International on Friday. Captain Rohit Sharma smashed 64 but Karthik provided the late flourish with an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls as India posted 190-6 at Tarouba in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian spinners then restricted West Indies to 122-8 to put the visitors 1-0 up in the five-match series. “I have been enjoying it a lot,” veteran middle-order batsman Karthik said of his role after collecting the man-of-the-match award. “It is a very interesting role. It is not something that you can be very consistent with but on some days, you can make an impact on the team. “You need the backing of the captain and coach and ...
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Team looking to bounce back: WI captain Nicholas Pooran after loss to India in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

PORT OF SPAIN: Following his side's 68-run loss to India in the first T20I, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran said that the team is looking to bounce back from the loss. Tight bowling by India, led by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi's two-wicket haul respectively helped the Men in Blue to defeat West Indies by 68 runs in the first T20I of the five-match series against West Indies, here at Brian Lara Stadium on Friday. "Disappointed. The players are feeling hurt, it is the first game of the series and we are looking to bounce back. 18 overs it was 150 I guess and then they took the momentum away from us, we just have to work on our discipline. The spinners did well and we have to look at some of the combinations going ahead," said Pooran in a post-match presentation. A brilliant h...
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Why would Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Yuzevendra Chahal want the world to see their leg-pulling session?

Who would invite the world to a savage leg-pulling session with friends? Of all people, India’s top cricketers. The other day, those perpetually shielded by dark glasses, handlers, agents and equipped to the teeth to avert any attempt to invade their privacy opened the doors of their rooms to fans, and even others. They allowed anyone with an internet connection to be the fly on the wall when they dropped guard and spoke about anything and everything. On a non-match day, probably to ward off the boredom of a long tour, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma connected on Insta Live. Having shared rooms, meals and experiences for years now, they took liberties, didn’t take offence and winked when cracking inside jokes. They were a riot. Pant and Surya would fo...
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Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik set up crushing 68-run win for India

Rohit Sharma’s elegant half-century and Dinesh Karthik’s blazing finish were backed up by a solid bowling performance as India made short work of West Indies with an easy 68-run victory in the first T20I on Friday. While Rohit set up the platform with a 44-ball-64, it was Karthik’s calculated assault — an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls — that took India to 190 for six after being put into bat. The last three overs of the Indian innings yielded 45 runs, which became the turning point. .@DineshKarthik's knock pushed India's total to a massive 190. His batting was an absolute treat to witness! Watch all the action from the India tour of West Indies LIVE, only on #FanCode 👉 https://t.co/RCdQk12YsM@BCCI @windiescricket #WIvIND #INDvsWIonFanCode #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/nya2zlE98o — FanCode (@FanC...
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India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: Guys who are set need to carry on for longer, says Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

TAROUBA (Port of Spain): Indian captain Rohit Sharma wants his batters to "carry on longer" and convert their starts into substantial scores. Rohit, and then Dinesh Karthik, lifted India to a competitive 190 from an uncomfortable 138 for six in the 16th over, a total which proved enough for the visitors to record a 68-run win in the first T20 International against the West Indies here. While Rohit set up the platform with a 44-ball-64, it was Karthik's calculated assault -- an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls -- that powered India in the final stages of their innings on a track with spongy bounce, and a little bit of turn and grip. "We knew it's going to be slightly tough, the shot making wasn't easy at the start. The guys who are set need to carry on for longer and the way we finished off the ...
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Watch: ‘Pragyan aaj kal commentary karne laga kya?’— Rohit Sharma reacts when asked about Ojha’s comment on friendship with Shikhar Dhawan

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are one of the most dominating opening pairs in ODI cricket since they started to open for India. As India’s opening pair, Rohit and Dhawan have mustered 5125 runs, including 15 half-century and 18-century stands. In the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan has, in fact, led India to a 3-0 series win over West Indies in the ODIs. Ahead of the first T20Is, a reporter asked the Indian captain about his on-field rapport with Shikhar Dhawan. pic.twitter.com/uG7GdSzosM — Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) July 29, 2022 “Your old friend Pragyan Ojha has commented that the way Tendulkar and Ganguly’s professional relationship turned into a friendship by opening the innings together, Shikhar and you have part of a friendship too. Tell us something a...
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India were not playing conservative cricket in T20Is earlier, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma does not agree to the widespread notion that India were playing conservative cricket in T20Is earlier. The India captain pointed to the team’s record leading into the 2021 T20 World Cup as proof that they had been performing well. In the period between the 2016 and 2021 editions of the T20 World Cup, India were marginally behind only Pakistan in terms of win-loss ratio among the ten legacy ICC Full Member nations. India had won 45 out of 72 T20Is in this five-year period, while Pakistan won 46 out of 71 games. Sound 🔛 🔊#TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 warming up in the nets ahead of the 1st #WIvIND T20I. 👌 👌 pic.twitter.com/0V5A70l2EY — BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2022 However, Rohit added that the current team management under him and head coach Rahul Dravid is trying to get the team...
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IND vs WI: Great move to bring in Paddy Upton, says India captain Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma has said that he genuinely feels newly-appointed mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton can make a difference to the team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has brought in the South African once again, after the 2011 World Cup triumph, on the recommendation of head coach Rahul Dravid to help prepare the team for the upcoming T20 World Cup. “I think it was a great move to bring him in. We are very excited to have him in the squad. I genuinely feel that he can make a difference in this team,” Rohit said on the eve of the five-match T20I series against West Indies. The skipper added that Upton’s experience of having worked with a variety of teams on the mental aspect of the game, and his familiarity with several current India players, would surely b...
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IND vs WI 1st T20: Rohit-led formidable India eye ODI encore against hapless Windies

A full-strength Indian team in all its might will be looking to overwhelm West Indies in its bid to record a second successive clean sweep in the three-match T20I series starting Friday. With less than three months left for the T20 World Cup, skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid will get around 16 games (5 vs WI, 5 in Asia Cup (if India play final), 3 vs Australia, 3 vs South Africa) to firm up their core team that will then play unchanged going into mega event. The mere thought of a first eleven comprising Rohit, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik as the five specialists batters in the top six can have an intimidating as well as debilitating effect on the opposition. And that too at a time when a player of Virat Kohli’s stature has been failing mise...
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Guptill leapfrogs Rohit Sharma to become highest run-getter in T20Is

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill went past India captain Rohit Sharma to become the highest run scorer in T20 Internationals, during the first game against Scotland here. The 35-year-old talismanic batter achieved the milestone on Wednesday en route his 31-ball 40. Guptill’s opening partner Finn Allen also scored a stroke-filled maiden century (101 off 56 balls) in the shortest format, as the Black Caps posted 225/5 batting first. In reply, the hosts were restricted to 157/8 with Ish Sodhi claiming 4/28 and Mitchell Santner picking up 2/23. Apart from Rohit, Guptill is closely followed by former India captain Virat Kohli (3,308), Ireland’s ODI skipper Paul Stirling (2,894), and Australian captain Aaron Finch, who is fifth in the list with 2,855 runs. In 2021, Kohli becam...
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India vs West Indies ODIs: A man-to-man comparison | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Shikhar Dhawan-led Team India arrived in Trinidad on Tuesday for the white-ball series against West Indies starting July 22. In the absence of some key seniors and white-ball regulars, India's young guns will have to step up to the plate against the flamboyant Windies, who are all set to lock horns with the Indian team in their own backyard in three ODIs and 5 T20 internationals. While the likes of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be missing the entire tour, the likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh karthik and R Ashwin will be back only for the shortest format. But even in the absence of high-profile players, Team India will be a force to reckon with. The bench strength it possesses has been tested in the past and more often than not the...
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Jasprit Bumrah drops to 2nd in ICC ODI rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah dropped to second among bowlers while Hardik Pandya rose a whopping 13 places to eighth in the all-rounders' list after his strong show against England in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Wednesday. While India clinched a narrow 2-1 triumph in what was a thrilling ODI series, star pacer Bumrah was forced to miss the final match owing to back spasms, which cost him his top spot. New Zealand quick Trent Boult reclaimed the top spot with 704 rating points as against Bumrah's 703. A new No.1!A busy week in ODI cricket has led to a number of changes in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Player Rankings.Details 👇— ICC (@ICC) 1658305857000Among other Indians, Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked seven wickets during the ODI series against England, jumped four s...
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Hardik Pandya’s journey: Reckless to priceless | Cricket News – Times of India

Improved fitness has helped Pandya bowl at sharp pace and new-found ability to mentor a precocious talent like Pant during a tricky chase adds to his CVThroughout the first few years of his international career, Hardik Pandya was unfairly compared to legendary allrounder Kapil Dev. However, even India's World Cup-winning captain would be proud of what Pandya achieved with the bat and ball to play a massive role in the magnificent five-wicket win over World Champions England in the final ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday. Realizing that he needed to step up as the fourth medium-pacer/fifth bowler after India lost their No 1 pacer Jasprit Bumrah to back spasms, Pandya, exploiting the bounce on the rock-hard surface, made the short ball his 'WMD', returning career-best figures of 7-3-24-4, wit...
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Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya heroics mask India’s batting frailties

With the gift of timing, Sourav Ganguly was quick to congratulate the Indian team after their 2-1 ODI series win against England. “Super performance in england ..not easy in their country ..2-2 test .win in T20 and one days..well done dravid ,rohit sharma,ravi shastri,virat kohli @bcci ..pant just special..so is pandu ..,” tweeted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president. About 10 days back, after the tourists had lost at Edgbaston and squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to win the Test series in England, a member of the erstwhile support staff responded with a folded hands emoji on WhatsApp to the observation that India probably would have won the fifth Test under Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri, after dominating the game for the first three days. As England bounced back...
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India vs England, 3rd ODI: Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya power India to series victory against England | Cricket News – Times of India

Rishabh's maiden ODI ton, Hardik's all-round show help visitors clinch third ODI and the series 2-1It's a win which will be cherished by Team India fans for ages. It's a century which will be celebrated for years to come. It's a partnership which will be rated amongst the best in Indian ODI cricket history. AS IT HAPPENEDRishabh Pant ended India's 2022 England tour like he began. Except that while his 146 & 57 failed to prevent India from defeat in the fifth Test at Edgbaston, the 24-year-old's brilliant, unfinished 125 (113b, 16x4, 2x6), along with Hardik Pandya's outstanding allround show (71, 55b, 10x4, and 4-24 in seven overs) helped the Men-in-Blue pull off a heist, as they beat England by five wickets, with 47 balls to spare, in the third and deciding ODI at Old Trafford in Ma...
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Camaraderie with Rohit Sharma has been good: Suryakumar Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: India batter Suryakumar Yadav on Saturday said his camaraderie with Rohit Sharma has been really good, adding that the skipper has helped him a lot with his batting since his domestic cricket days. Apart from sharing the Indian dressing room, both Rohit and Suryakumar represented Mumbai in domestic cricket and play for the same IPL side, Mumbai Indians. "Camaraderie has been really good. He's been watching me and talking about my cricket since I played domestic cricket," Suryakumar said on the eve of the third ODI between India and England. "Coming into IPL in 2018-19 we used to talk about how I can improve my game, handle pressure situations and move forward. We have had a lot of chats about my game and I have literally felt him on the ground whenever he's leading. I have l...